Tag: AK News

907 Updates August 20, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Chief Doll, Anchorage police welcome community to new headquarters; Alaska’s #1 in nation for women-owned businesses and more ->

KTUU: APD arrest suspect in shots fired call near Old Seward Highway & 36th Avenue; Swan Lake Fire 20% contained, one lane of Sterling Highway open; McKinley Fire is about 3,000 acres, Parks Highway remains open; Alaska calls for reinforcements from Lower 48 to contain Southcentral wildfires; Sonic Drive-In officially opens in Wasilla and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Akiachak Man Recovered; U.S. Coast Guard Gave LKSD Two Weeks To Move Napakiak Fuel. LKSD Says It Can Do It. More ->
Alaska Native News: Two Nome-Bound Travelers Jailed, One for Drugs, Another for Extraditable Warrant; Rural High School Students Complete Four-Year Geology Program; When Biologists Stocked Alaska with Wolves and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: DOT: paving contractor working with community to address tar on vehicles; Vertical grow towers work to improve food security in Alaska; across the country; Local artist Iris Sutton to be featured at Two Street Gallery and more ->
By Amy Carney, Alaska State Library: Call For Submissions For Alaska Positive: A biennial exhibition of Alaska photography organized by the Alaska State Museum

907 Updates August 19, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Update: Healy Canyon wall expected to be fixed by Tuesday, Alaska Railroad says and more ->

KTUU: Mat-Su fires prompt school closures; Furie Operating Alaska files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; GRAPHIC: Alaska’s record heat a killer for some salmon, researchers say and more ->
KTOO Public Media: With art exhibit, former Nome resident addresses the ‘collective trauma’ of indigenous suicide; Army and contractor begin planning to dismantle deactivated Fort Greely nuclear power plant; Gardentalk – ‘You can be the bee’ and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: U.S. Coast Guard Orders LKSD To Remove Fuel From Napakiak Tanks By End Of Month and more ->
Alaska Native News: North Pole Driver Chasing, Confronting Speeder Jailed on Assault Charges; Coast Guard Picks up ATV Accident Victim from Saltery Cove Trail; Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Fishing Vessel near Uganik Bay and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: McKinley Fire is about 2,000 acres, Evacuation orders still in place, and one lane open on Parks Highway; The Alaska Railroad cancels passenger service between Anchorage and Denali Park due to McKinley Fire; Nonprofit organization aims to restore historic sternwheeler and more ->
Angela Gonzalez, Athabascan Woman Blog: Traditional Ways of Life
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Stranger danger: Teenage girl does all the right things after being followed and more ->


A piece of wisdom for the governor from a sourdough: If you’re doing things right, you’re probably only going to be governor for just one term. Alaskans rarely reelect our governors, so don’t make decisions based on reelection. Just do the best you can with the information and advice you have.

907 Updates August 17 & 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 2 self-defense techniques from a world champion jiu jitsu fighter; Homeless movement relocates to Cuddy Park in Midtown; Hundreds of jellyfish washing up along Kenai Peninsula beaches and more ->

KTUU: Off-duty APD officer arrested, charged with operating under the influence; No injuries after condo fire in Eagle River; AK Railroad north of Denali closed; Community groups breathing life back into the Williwaw neighborhood. More ->

KTOO Public Media: ‘Molly of Denali’ creators help Juneau kids find their own voices and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Set Plans For Moving Napakiak School Fuel Tanks Will Develop At Pace Of Erosion, According To LKSD and more ->
Alaska Native News: Remains of Shelly Ingram Located in Houston Friday; Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District; Scent Brings Songbirds to the Yard and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused in Alaska cold case murder faces second bail hearing; Community help for veterans at ‘Fairbanks Veterans Stand Down’ on Saturday; Second Red Flag of the summer at Eielson comes to an end; Smokejumpers use sewing to help them fight fires; Crews reopen Denali park road, tourist buses begin to return; Gardening Report: Quack Grass and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Joint celebration honors 2018 whaling quota decision and more ->
By Katherine Rose, KCAW: Sitka Assembly takes no action on police investigation
Rasmuson Foundation: Welcome 2019 Grantmakers Tour of Alaska
By Leah Ward, The Globe: Sibling authors stop at Murray County Fair on book tour

907 Updates August 16, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD seeks public’s help locating suspect in attempted sex assaults at Chester Creek Trail; 2 accused of 2016 ‘ninja’ murders found guilty; What to do when there’s an active shooter; Alaska National Guard breaks ground on new $24 million facility; 4 bodies recovered from fatal plane crash site on Goat Mountain near Girdwood, troopers say and more ->
KTUU: Eastbound International at Jewel Lake closed due to fatal accident; 3rd Ave. business owners say they’re seeing a new element in homelessness; Alaska-based researchers collaborate with NASA; Nationwide program teaching teenagers emergency prep comes to Alaska; Allie Ostrander named Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year for 3rd straight year; Employees past and present gather to say goodbye as Nordstrom shuts its doors and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Golden North Salmon Derby suspended over wind safety concerns and more ->
Alaska Native News: Ketchikan Man Arrested on Theft Charges when Caught Throwing Away Stolen Access Devices; Wildlife Troopers Name Patrol Vessel in Honor of Longtime Support Staff; Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey; UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Steven Downs arraigned in Fairbanks, defense attorneys visit crime scene; Fairbanks Police Department drone operations take flight; Military Report: Greek tragedy performed to bridge topic of suicide prevention with deploying soldiers; F-35 community impact discussed at University of Alaska Fairbanks; What’s Happening at Pioneer Park: Monday Markets and SS Nenana Day and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Zucchinis take center stage at Farmers Market; Bodywork practitioners offer a path to health; Gallery aims to be first EV charging station; Krohn takes over as KBBI’s new general manager and more ->
Craig Medred: Be afraid
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: MRAK Almanac: Fairs and festivals this weekend and more ->

907 Updates August 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska AG: $759K restored for legal aid to domestic violence, sexual assault victims; Alaskans in debt: What to do when the collection agency calls; Fall foliage? Nope, it’s larvae turning birch leaves brown and more ->

KTUU: Sheep hunter found dead near Eureka; Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty; DNR advises safety precautions before water recreation after kayakers escape calving glacier unscathed; Buckland sets a milestone for rural energy capabilities with new Li-ion battery; Leaving Alaska: Thousands migrate for a strong Lower 48 economy and more ->
KTOO Publlic Media: Alaska’s “landless communities” discuss possibilities for settlement; Veto blocks cruise funding for Marine Exchange and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Financing For Avenues Piped Water And Sewer Project Approved; Bethel City Council Votes Against Lighting Project On Pinky’s Park Boardwalk and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Three from Small Skiff in Holtham Inlet and more ->

907 Updates August 13, 2019

KTOO Public Media: Enviros say new rules weaken the Endangered Species Act. Interior says they enhance it. Alaska Natives pushing against budget cuts say the state can learn from their cultures and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: How To Continue, Not Preserve, Alaska Native Languages and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers, Family Search for Missing 43-year-old Shelly Ingram; Tipster Leads Troopers to Soldotna Man with 26 Criminal Charges; Three Arrested after Stealing Elderly, Church Funds during Burglary in Akiachak and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man charged with murder after stabbing woman to death; Undergraduate students spend summer in Fairbanks learning about the arctic and more ->
By Craig Medred: The Alaska connection
By Helen Hegener, Alaskan History Magazine: This week in Alaskan History; The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project and more ->
By Henry Leasia, KHNS: Yakutat offers first surf camp of its kind in Alaska
By Sandra Emerson, The Press-Enterprise: Temecula teen’s play tackles tough topic: kidnappings, killings of indigenous women and girls

907 Updates August 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 77-year-old man sentenced to 31 years on multiple counts of sex abuse; 2 weeks to trial, evidence motions loom for Grunwald murder suspects; Report: OCS made misleading, false claims when moving foster child; Mat-Su neighborhood makes progress on Williwaw community park and more ->

KTUU: Celebrated linguist of Alaska Native Languages Michael Krauss dies; Country musician Zac Brown loses Alaska property dispute; What’s Working: Support Program for Mentally Ill Felons; State announces plans to help sexual assault victims with legal representation; Spotlight on Youth: Baking Boot Camp helps students tap into their creative culinary skills; Amazing moment captured at Spencer Glacier and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Heatwave shuts down dog sled tours early on a glacier near Skagway; As the Kenai Peninsula dries out, the likelihood for fires increases and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: U.S. Coast Guard Inspecting Napakiak School Fuel Tanks Dangerously Close To River and more -> 

Alaska Native News: Air Station Kodiak Medevacs Fisherman near Saint Paul; Soldotna Native Trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: US Marshals seek Arkansas man in killing of girlfriend, son; may be hiding in Alaska, Canada; New option for Alaskan men with prostate problems; Alaska scientists say polar bear encounters to increase and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Fran Tate, founder of Pepe’s, dies; Coast Guard urges EPIRB education to save taxpayer dollars, lives; ICC-Alaska launches mentorship initiative; Opinion: Everything we needed to know about health, we learned in the berry patch and more ->

907 Updates August 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names; Rare lightning strikes less than 300 miles from the North Pole; Valley of the Moon homeless camp has to move, Municipality says and more ->
KTUU: APD releases name of driver in Arctic at W Dowling fatal accident; RickyJon Balgenorth to compete for Junior National Karate team; Anchorage Museum hosts live elevator music; Celebrating Korean Independence day in Anchorage; Donated items find new life through Recycle for a Reason program and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Circuit Court justices hears Fairbanks Four appeal; Human Rights Commission quietly fires director; In tight labor market, business groups highlight hiring ex-inmates and more ->
Alaska Native News: ‘Gold Over Life, Literally’: How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem and more ->
By Craig Medred: Killers on the road
The odds of being killed while bicycling in this country, according to the data compiled by Business Insider, are 1 in 4,030. The odds of dying in a mass shooting are 1 in 11,125.

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Country star at wit’s end in land rights dispute with aggressive Homer group; Choose Respect revived by Alaska’s Attorney General and more ->

907 Updates August 11, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific; Anchorage community gathers to remember the victims of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and more ->
KTUU: Improperly used distress beacons cause distress to the Coast Guard; ACUASI drones push boundaries of unmanned flight in Alaska and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Conservation groups ask DEC to reconsider Palmer Project permits and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Indicted on Murder Charges for 2018 Death of Tupou Satini and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troopers involved in stand-off while trying to arrest impaired driver; Parents of missing children arrested; Troopers give tips for 40-mile caribou herd hunt and more ->
Helen Hegener Alaska History Magazine: This week in Alaskan History

907 Updates August 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Callie ‘the flying dog’ aims to change search and rescue missions; News Anchorage cafe feeding minds and stomachs but not the trash can; Little Blue Market cart offers products to refill and reuse; Mic Check in the Morning: Alec Lytle & Them Rounders and more ->
KTUU: Alaska economist and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Scott Hawkins dies; Suspect in fatal assault arrested in Fairbanks; NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly plane crash that killed a Wrangell man; Without guidance, Alaska judges to ‘muddle through’ sex offender registry removal decisions; Volunteers from the Lower 48 help out Gold Star mom in need and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Recent missile launch alerts direct Fort Greely residents, workers to take shelter; Summer heat accelerates Alaska peony harvest; Only 2% of Alaska cruise passengers will visit Wrangell in 2019. And the town is fine with that. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Quinhagak Opposes Donlin Gold Mine; Bethel City Council Member Revokes Ethics Complaint; City Of Bethel Hires Familiar Face As Planning Director and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF fire fighters graduate Friday from summer fire academy; UAF researcher conducts international training on radar remote sensing applications; Romaine Talo named the next Lathrop volleyball head coach; Gardening Report: Late Harvests and Flowers and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Weird weather brings flooding to Kotzebue and more ->